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for nearly 20 years a person convicted of breaking three law, no matter how minor would be sent to prison for life. no exceptions. john blackstone tonight reports on the young people who saw injustice in the three strikes law and set out to change it. >> reporter: at standford law school michael romano and his students don't just study justice, they go in search of it. seeking to free those who because of california's three strikes law are serving life sentences for minor crimes. >> his third strike was shoplifting a pair of gloves and a spool of wire from home depot. >> that is one of the inmates ashley nicole davis is helping and another client. >> was arrested, attempting to steal a car radio. >> reporter: california passed its harsh three strikes law in 1994 after the high profile kidnapping and killing of 12-year-old polly klaus by a repeat offender. it was meant to keep serial murders, rapists and child molesters off the streets. but standford's students saw a disturbing pattern. >> not just a handful of people who were sentenced to life. this wasn't the exception, this is the rule
. >> reporter: but the american public is showing a new willingness to tight engun control laws. in -- tighten gun control laws. it in a new pole, 57% of americans said that gun control laws should be more strict. that is the highest level of support in a decade. and may provide renewed support for politics willing to challenge the powerful nra lobby. newyork senator criticized the nra vice president's argument that any attempt at gun restrictions is bound to fail. >> i think he is so extreme and tone deaf he helps the cause of us passing sensible gun legislation in the congress. >> reporter: a number of democratic congressmen pledged to -- reintroduce bans and certain restrictions on ammunition. many fear those new laws and are are voting with their pocketbook. at a denver gun show this weekend, ammunition for the ar- 15 semiautomatic rifle, the style of weapon used in the newtown attack sold out within an hour. >> we are worried we will not be able to keep our guns for our safety and we are not doing anything wrong. >> reporter: it is not clear yet if the nation's second worst school shoot
of people who are, frankly, either evil or crazy. >> glor: the nra says existing gun laws are not being enforced. orgaret brennan has more on what the group would change, and the reaction. >> reporter: the nra is arguing for the creation of a national database of the mentally ill to prevent them from buying weapons. the nra is also lobbying to put armed guards or police in e hools. >> itsive vice president wayne lapierre. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you what the american people-- i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. gun control laws. in a cbs news poll conducted after the fatal newtown shooting, 57% of americans said that gun control laws should be more strict. that's the highest level of support in a decade. and may provide renewed support for politicians willing to challenge the powerful nra lobby. >> new york senator chuck schumer criticized the nra vice president's argument that any attempt at gun restrictions is bound to fail. >> well, i think he's so extre
year, new laws. we have a run you of the big changes and they all start tomorrow morning. >> plus a democratic rescue turns to chaos. how nearly a dozen people got trapped in an icy lake. >> and the market opened up about 10 minutes ago. a light day of trading. we have a mixed bag with the early numbers. coming up we'll talk all things money with ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com. stay right there. ,, ,,,, look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. mountains of los angeles county... this is cell phone >>> check out, it's a daring rescue n
food. that includes grocery stores, liquor stores and pharmacies. >>> well, a new state law that goes into effect tuesday worries people concerned about distracted driving. the law will allow drives to send text messages as long as they use technology that is fully voice operated and hands- free. supporters of the new law say it's better than having drivers type while they're driving. but opponents say that hands- free texting still draws attention away from the road. >>> among other laws that will go into effect january 1, carbon monoxide detectors must be put into operation. breastfeeding will be added to protected conditions that prevent discrimination in employment or housing. and school officials must report child sexual abuse. >>> it is already sunday morning in washington, where there's still no word of a fiscal cliff deal. senate leaders are trying to hammer out an 11th hour compromise to save all americans from the tax hike. tara shows us the deal they're considering only kicks the can down the road. again. >> reporter: senate republican leader mitch mcconnell left the capito
the freeway. a fourth horse was found unhurt farther down the highway. >>> a lot of new laws are set to take effect in a few days. but which behind the wheel no, no will soon be okay? >> can i get a deal? hope so. >> that's the question everyone wants to know. what lawmakers in washington are doing to try to avoid the "fiscal cliff." ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, fiscal cliff. the house and senate return to work tomor s reporter tara me >>> the clock is ticking as congressional leaders struggle to avoid the "fiscal cliff." the house and senate return to work tomorrow. cbs reporter tara mergener on what senate leaders are doing to come up with a last-minute compromise. >> reporter: house majority leader john boehner and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell were in the capital building today hoping to beat the deadline to the luge "fiscal cliff." >> got to get a deal? >> hope so. >> reporter: behind closed doors, senate leaders are cobbling together a pared down agreement that at least protects the middle class from tax increases january 1. it won't address deficit resit, across-the-board spending cuts o
and distracted driving. >> reporter: so law enforcement will be cracking down on drunk drivers. starting tonight through new year's day. police agencies including redwood city will have dui checkpoints. they will estimate they will se 1500 cars. they made hundreds of arrests over christmas. senate bill 55 targets repeat offenders. it would require ignition interlock devices for drivers with more than one dui conviction. >> we have tried increasing fines. we have tried to revoke licenses to deter those chronic offenders. but we need to do more to save lives. >> reporter: a person would blow into a device before starting his car. if there's alcohol on his breath, it won't start. >> can they go around it, yes. but we're hoping that people would actually be a little more cautious for other people that they may actually kill on the road. >> reporter: these are required in other states including new mexico where recidivism went down by 75%. advice to the public, plan ahead. >> you know there's going to be drinking at the party so either have a designated driver, plan to stay at a friend's house. >> re
valley. >> glor: and that is not all. apart from the fiscal cliff febate, some other laws are due to expire january 1, and that could cost americans plenty. ar starters, the payroll tax break will end. illial security taxes will go from 4.2% back to 6.2%. if the farm bill is allowed to expire, it is feared milk prices could rise sharply. hundreds of american families famiheartbroken tonight after russian president vladimir putin banned all adoption of russian children by americans. it is believed to be retaliation for a new u.s. law that targets human rights abuses in russia. in the past two decades, more , mo 60,000 russian children have been given new homes inside the u.s. it elaine quijano met one family whose adoption is now on hold. >> look at this. look. >> reporter: two years ago kim and robert summers decided to adopt from russia. it took nearly 18 months, but last july, the couple was matched with a 15-month-old boy. enen you saw his picture for the first time, what did you think? k i knew that this was the child i was meant to parent. and i took one look at this little g
in a few weeks. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> well, a new state law goes into effect tuesday. it worries people concerned about distracted driving. the law will allow drivers to send text messages as long as they use technology that is fully voice-operated and hands- free. the supporters say the new law is better than having drivers type while they're driving but opponents say hands-free texting still draws attention away from the road. >>> among other laws that will go into effect on new year's day, carbon monoxide detectors must be installed in condominiums and apartments along with smoke detectors. two laws ban businesses and schools from demanding that employees or students share their social media information. breast-feeding will be added to protected conditions that prevent discrimination in employment or housing. school officials and coaches must report suspected child sexual abuse. and testing of self-driving cars will be allowed on california roads. >>> here in the bay area, another county is jumping on the plastic bag ban on new year's day. alameda county joins san
laws and there was a demonstration outside a gun shop. >> to allow these guns for no other purpose than to murder and slaughter innocent people and children is insane. >> reporter: fear of gun control laws has made the sale of guns this christmas. >> two weeks ago you could have bought one gun for, you know, $1,400. now it's $2,500, $2,700. >> debate over gun control is just as heated here on capitol hill. the nra, one of the most effective lobbying organizations in washington says, it will fight any new restrictions. >> what every mom and dad will make them feel better, when they drop their kid off at school in january is if we have a police officer in that school. >> the reaction to that plan is mixed among the parents we spoke with. >> i think any effort to protect our children is worth it. >> no, no, we do not want people with guns in our school. >> senator dianne feinstein plans to present a bill banning assault weapon this january when the new congress convenes. the nra points out there was a ban in place from 1994 until 2004. >> it hasn't worked. dianne feinstein had her ban and
decades in law enforcement. he was criticize inside 2005 for ending police response to burglar alarms. steckler will stay on for special assistant to the interim chief for the next few months. >>> 2012 has been a bad year for homicides in the major cities. two days to go oakland is at 130 for a year. 26% increase from 2011. sanfrancisco has 67 so far. it is say one third increase from last year. san jose's 45 is low for a city of almost a million people but it is still 12.5% higher than 2011. >>> well, a deadly tour bus crash in oregon. how the weather conditions contributed to it and complicated rescue efforts. >>> i don't see why they need to do it now. >>> sunday drivers be aware. the change impacting your change if you want to park in san francisco. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, crash of a commercial jetlir in russia. a camera inside a car on a moscow freeway s the moment of impact. >>> dramatic video captures the crash of a commercial jetliner in russia. a camera inside of a car on a moscow freeway shows a moment of impact. debris goes ming across the road. the plane slammed into the ground sho
. >> reporter: instead of upholding the law, gina eunice, seen here in an orange jumpsuit, found herself on the wrong side of the law. >> she was studying criminal justice, hoping to become a police officer. >> reporter: her attorney says eunice was about to graduate from college. the district attorney charged the 23-year-old woman with driving under the influence, hit-and-run and vehicular manslaugher. those are just some of the six charges she's facing after police say she drove her car into a group of people last week at the twin peaks vista point in san francisco. the accident killed a 56-year- old woman visiting from china and injured two others. police say the impact knocked the three pedestrians about 30 feet down a hillside. while the victim's family did not appear in court, the suspect's relatives came to the hearing. they declined to talk on camera. but the suspect's attorney did speak, saying gina eunice is praying for the victims, the yao family. >> the entire eunice family is destroyed by what happened, and i think it's fair to say that their main concern is for the yao fami
our efforts. >> reporter: state senator jerry hill was joined by chp and peninsula law enforcement to introduce senate bill 55 that would require second dui offenders to install an ignition interlocking device for a year. >> this bill will make it clear that if repeat offenders do not complete the ignition interlock program, then they will never get their license back. >> reporter: earlier this month the national transportation safety board recommended anyone convicted of drunk driving not just repeat offenders install the device. peninsula law enforcement say they back the senator's plan. >> 17 repeat offenders for dui arrests. each of those 17 have had their second offense. so this legislation that is being proposed today is actually needed to be added as part of the arsenal that we have. >> reporter: how it works is the driver breathes into the iid when they get in the car. if the device detects a blood alcohol level above a set limit, it keeps the car from starting. senator hill says california needs this type of stricter enforcement in our state. >> it makes no sense that a
police chief, for the past 20 years, leaves his post today. steckler spent four decades in law enforcement. he was criticize inside 2005 for ending the police response for burglar alarms. he will stay on as a special assistant for the next it few months. >>> l2012 has been a bad year for homicide in the bay area -- 2012 has been a bad year for homicide in the bay area top three cities. 130 for the year. sanfrancisco has 67 homicides so far. san jose 12 profit higher than 2011 at 5. >>> close call for a driver -- drivers on a moscow highway. the amazing pictures as a plane crashes. >>> i don't see why they need to do it now. >>> a different fiscal cliff for some drivers. what kicks in this weekend that will cost more in the city of san francisco. >>>and we saw plenty of sunshine earlier today. boy, was it cold outside. the temperatures are going to continue to dip overnight. some areas below freezing. we will will tell you about that and a check on the seven- day forecast, all coming up. ,, jwwñ you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandm
. >> it is the money. the city needs money. not just with the parking meter on sunday. >> reporter: the law will net the city an extra $2 million a year. >> i am a long time resident of the city of san francisco and i do not approve of what the board of supervisors have done. >> reporter: in the marina where parking is like a competitive sport. the law is not getting support, either. >> hurts the small businessman. a lot of people come here for the restaurants and the stores on the weekend, a lot of them will not come. >> reporter: and they see it as something that has been in the works for a long time. >> it is them not planning well and thinking ahead and not being able to be decisive when it counted. kicking the can down there. kick the can down the street. >> now we have to pay. >> exactly. >> the law goes into effect from noon until 6:00. if you feed the meter, that that is still illegal. reporting from san francisco, cbs 5. >>> local transit agencies are offering free rides for people celebrating new year's eve tomorrow night. for the fireworks in san francisco, cal help train has free rides
. customers must bring their own bags or pay 10 cents each for a recyclable paper bag. similar laws are in effect in san jose, san francisco and dozens of other california cities and counties. san jose says since it's ban took effect the number of plastic bags littering city streets has gone down 59%. >>> the rain is gone. we're trying to get used to seeing the sunshine. ryan has more details on what we can expect. >> we'll see a little bit more of it today. there's some clouds around the bay area. we have high clouds, no rain from this though. a little patchy fog out there. it's chilly though. the big thing in the next few days is going to be the fact temperatures will plunge into the 30s in most locations. concord is just 35 degrees. oakland down to 39. at the airport san jose has 37. it's freeze ing ing in -- freezing in santa row so. the feeling will be sunny and cool. it will be chilly tonight. mostly cloudy new year's eve. it will still be chilly on december 31st on that night. it doesn't look look -- look like we're going to have any rain in the forseeable future. all the hig
important than ever to be aware of the dangers associated with distracted driving. >> reporter: so law enforcement will be cracking down on drunk drivers. starting tonight through new year's day. police agencies including redwood city will have dui checkpoints. they estimate they will view about 15,000 cars. chp officers will have have maximum holiday enforcement. just over christmas alone they made 1,170 dui arrests. meanwhile today senator jerry hill introduced senate bill 55 targeting repeat offenders. it would require ignition interlock devices for drivers with more than one dui conviction. >> we have tried increasing fines. we have tried to revoke licenses to deter those chronic offenders. but we need to do more to save lives. >> reporter: a person would blow into a device before starting his car. if there's alcohol on his breath, it won't start. >> can they go around it? yes. but we're hoping that people would actually be more cautious if not for themselves then for other people they may kill on the road. >> reporter: these are required in many other states including new mexico,
americans' tax rates are scheduled to go up by law. >>reporter: senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell returned to the senate floor, pledging to work through the weekend. >> we are engaged in discussions, the majority leader and myself and the white house, in the hopes that we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation. >> we're going to do the best we can for the congresses we have and for the country that's waiting for us to make a decision. >>reporter: democratic and republican leaders have agreed to extend jobless benefits and some tax increases, but the income threshold is not yet clear. the president and senate leaders are expressing optimism that they'll get the job done, but the president has a backup plan just in case. >> if an agreement isn't reached in time between senator reid and senator mcconnell, then i will urge senator reid to bring to the floor a basic package for an up-or-down vote. >>reporter: that bear bones bill would preserve tax cuts for the middle class and extend unemployment benefits. it would also lay a foundation for a broader deal to c
randi says the problem is about human decency. probably talking to her brother. >>> new law goes into effect january 1 making it illegal for employers to demand passwords to employees' social media accounts. governor jerry brown says the new law protects from unwarranted invasions. a similar goes into in effect in illinois. >>> we have been talking about rain a lot. i guess it's coming but today is beautiful. >> have you been outside? >> i took a little walk outside. >> gorgeous. >> a little chilly, crispy. the rain is coming sooner than you might think but in the meantime, weather headlines today a nice dry break. we're in between storm systems right now getting plenty of sunshine, mostly sunny skies. partly cloudy, cool night overnight, as well. and then a chance of rain returning as soon as tomorrow afternoon. check this out. this is a view of alameda. you can see san francisco there in the distance, the bay bridge. temperatures are cool. low to mid-50s by later on this afternoon. low 50s right now. it's because this high is in place for now but watch this. this is that low th
they didn't commit a federal crime or were sentenced far longer than the law allows. >>> the health care sector is vulnerable to hackers. hospital commutersputers and medical divisions have holes that could cause hackers to get patient's information. >>> obesity may be declining for the first time. the age of obese obese children age 2-4 fell. >>> and netflix is blaming amazon for an outage. netflix says it was traced back to a amazon web services. >> the cloud does not always protect you. >>> storm clouds still over the bay area. the heaviest rain showers have left us but we still have scattered showers and they are going to continue throughout the afternoon. so you're going to need and umbrella. here's a live look at our hi- def doppler. want to zoom in towards the south bay. that's where we're actually seeing a good sized cell now moving over parts of san jose, 880, 101, and 280. here's a look at your forecast over the next several days. we have a dry break by tomorrow and rain returns friday into saturday. >>> this national weather report sponsored by macy'
: jim, that new law has made a big difference, and the key provision is the requirement that drug manufacturers let the f.d.a. know when there's an impending shortage. since that new law has passed, there has been a doubling of the notifications. the f.d.a. can increase imports from abroad and tell other manufacturers in the united states to step up production. so it's made a big difference. now, another provision in that law is that the f.d.a. set up a task force looking at other possible solutions to the drug shortage crisis, and they're required to submit that report to congress by this coming july. >> axelrod: dr. jon lapook, thank you. china now has the longest high- speed train line in the world. it runs 1,400 miles from beijing to the city of guangjo, about the distance from new york to miami. the chinese train can make the trip in eight hours. it would take amtrak 30 hours. in los angeles, people lined up to turn in their guns. find out why when we come back. ♪ aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off
into a frenzy over what another four years under the obama administration may hold for gun laws. chuck is an instructor at nova firearms in falls church, virginia, where they nearly sold out of ar-15's and high capacity magazines after newtown. >> so ironically this shooting is inspiring more people to buy this gun, the ar-15 and the high round magazines? >> if i could, i would give senator feinstein and the president salesmen of the year awards. >> reporter: senator feinstein plans to introduce her bill to ban the sale or manufacture of assault weapons on the first day of the new congress in january. that's expected to trigger mother flurry of gun buying. chip reid, cbs news, washington. >>> it's a heavy-hearted christmas in newtown, connecticut. 26 candles were lit on monday night, one for each shooting victim. they burned all christmas day. volunteers alternated in three-hour shifts to make sure the mramz never went out. the candles burned on a sidewalk memorial filled with teddy bears, flowers, and posters. >>> coming up on "the morning news" prayers for peace. pope benedict calls
. >> the city needs money but not with the parking meter on sunday. >> reporter: the law will net the city an extra $2 million a year. >> i'm a long-time resident of the city of san francisco. and i do not approve what the board of supervisors has done. >> reporter: in the marina on chestnut street where parking is like a competitive sport, the law isn't getting much support there, either. >> it hurts the small businessman for one thing. a lot of people come to the restaurants on the weekend, to the stores and i think a lot of them are not going to come. >> reporter: and this person sees it as something that's been in the works for a long time. >> it was the board of supervisors not planning, not thinking ahead not being able to be decisive when it counted. they kicked the can down the street. >> reporter: now we have to pay? >> exactly. >> reporter: this law goes into effect next sunday from noon to 6 p.m. and don't forget if you feed the meter, that is still illegal. reporting from san francisco, patrick sedillo, cbs 5. >> you can't feed the meter?! >>> time now 4572. a driver crashes i
citing public safety for that high amount. instead of up holing the law, gina eunice seen here in an orange jumpsuit found herself on the wrong side of the law. >> studying criminal justice hoping to become a police officer. >> reporter: her attorney says eunice was about to graduate from college. the san francisco district attorney charged the 23-year- old woman with driving under the influence, vehicular manslaughter. those are just some of the six charges she is facing after police say she drive her car into a group of people last week. the accident killed a 56-year- old woman visiting from china and injured two others. police say the injury knocked the three pedestrians about 30 feet down a hillside. while the victims' family did not appear in court, the suspects' relatives came to the hearing. they declined to talk on camera. but the suspect's attorney did speak saying gina eunice is praying for the victims, the yao family. >> gina and the eunice family are destroyed by what happened. and i think it's fair to say that their main concern is for the yao family. >> reporter:
. america's largest gun rights group says we don't need new laws. chip reid is in washington with that story. chip, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jeff. the national rifle association was silent in the days following the tragedy in newtown. now it's speaking out and reigniteing an explosive debate over gun control. the nra says it will not budge from its longtime opposition to gun control, insisting the only thing that will stop school shootings is armed guards. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe and the nra is going to try to do that. >> reporter: nra president david kean added that banning particular guns simply doesn't work. >> we had a so-called assault weapons ban for ten years. it was allowed to expire. the fbi, the justice department and others who studied it said it made no difference. so if we're looking at things that are effective, let's talk abo
if the two knew each other. >>> it is 6:19 now. today russian president vladimir putin signed a law banning americans from adopting russian children. >> it will affect hundreds of families who want to adopt orphans from russia. that includes the fong family here in the bay area. they already have an adopted daughter from siberia and they were hoping for another addition to their family from russia in the coming year. >> we're fong family. we are want to provide a home to at least one boy from russia and, you know, we have a home, we have a loving family, we're hoping that all this can move forward and this will be the last christmas he's alone. >> the law signed today was russia's response to president obama's anticorruption law. it denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >>> it's 6:20. coming up, what a turnaround story for san jose state's spartan football. >> quite a game yesterday. preparing for the big rose parade next week. how volunteers are getting those floats ready to shine on new year's day coming up. >> this is a gr
. >> reporter: for jeffrey chase it's not just an inconvenience. he was shopping to see his mother-in-law in -- hoping to see his mother-in-law in germany before her open heart surgery. >> giving up is even worse than that. >> reporter: most did give up. but for a handsful of people who had a life or death situation they were able to get a new passport. >> you can see it there it is. >> reporter: there are three passport agencies in california and are understanding is that only in san francisco did few people get their passports today. and the reason for that is that the duty officer chose to come in on christmas eve he drove in from napa to san francisco. and he says he did it to help a few people out. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> and there are three passport agencies in california and only here in san francisco there was good news for travelers yesterday. grace tells us that that's because the duty officer came in on his day off to process all the requests. >>> well, air travel hits a snag in arizona late last night when a plane actually caught fire. the tail of this u.s. airw
into a frenzy over what another four years under the obama administration may hold for gun laws." an instructor at nova firearms re falls church, virginia, where hey nearly sold out of a.r.-15s and high-capacity magazines after newtown. so, ironically, this shooting is a.spiring more people to buy this gun, the a.r.-15, and these mgh-round magazines. >> if i could, i would give ynator feinstein and the president "salesman of the year" awards. s treporter: senator feinstein plans to introduce her bill to ban the sale or manufacture of assault weapons on the first day of the new congress in january. jim, that's expected to trigger unother flurry of gun buying. >> chip reid in washington, thank you. police in newtown got a break today. officers from nearby communities worked the shifts there so that the newtown p.d. could have ingsstmas off. it's been 11 days since the shootings. tiny christmas stockings with the names of the victims are hanging near sandy hook t allntary. a candlelight vigil is scheduled to last all day today. h6 candles-- one for each victim shot at the school. volunteers are ta
dennis herrera said check and go skirted california law by preying on the most economically vulnerable and charging interest rates as high as 400%. >> they partnered with an out- of-state bank to essentially say that we are no longer subject to the limits of 36% apr that's set in california law so as part of the settlement that we have negotiated with them they have agreed to abide by california's limits. they have discontinued that relationship with the out of state bank. and they also have established this settlement fund. >> reporter: now, to qualify for a refund you must have taken out a four-month installment loan through one of three affiliated websites between november 2006 and june 2008. you now have 90 days to file a claim. >>> and as we round out the year we have a few recalls to remind you of. first up, the nap nanny. recently sued by the government following the death of five infants, the cpsc says its makers are unable or unwilling to issue a recall. so major retailers have now voluntarily recalled the product including amazon and baby bibs are us. home depot is recalling
, who does that help? >> i spent the day on the phone yesterday with the law enforcement community up there. what we gather is the police chiefs don't like it. the elective sheriff, he doesn't like it p. and as we learned from the comments in the newspaper, the gun owners certainly don't like it. that leaves the remaining sector finding the article interesting. >> what do they say about it? >> police chiefs look at it and say, look 40% of these people holding the gun mer mitts are active or retired law enforcement. these are people who may have put people in prison or prison guard who inmates might be looking for their home address and now it's point and click. the other thing is that 8,000 -- i mean if you just take rockland county, 8 thousand either active or retires nypd officers live there. so within the law enforcement community, they say you're giving the people a map to our home addresses that's searchable. >> one of the criticisms here is that potential robbers are going to know who has guns and who doesn't to know which homes to target. how does this make
decency. hm. >>> a new law goes into effect january 1 making it illegal for employers to demand passwords to employees' social media accounts. governor brown says the new law protects from unwarranted invasion. a similar law goes into effect in illinois. >>> fewer americans are getting screened for cancer. researchers found the number who underwent preventative screenings in the last decade went down. the study found people were not getting screened as much for breast, cervical and prostate cancer as often as the government says you should. this may be linked to rising health insurance costs and different opinions about government guidelines. >>> researchers say an mri is often an effective way to screen for alzheimer's disease. a new study from the university of pennsylvania found the test was accurate 75% of the time in testing a patient's spinal fluid with a lumbar puncture is more accurate. the mri is noninvasive and is less expensive. a lumbar test is advisable for borderline cases. >>> apparently kindness may be the key to prevent bullying. a new study of 9 to 11-year- olds found ch
it better. >> reporter: for jeffrey chase, he was hoping to see his mother- in-law in germany before her open heart surgery. >> the worst that happens is nobody comes. >> most did give up and had to change their travel plans. but for a handful of people who had a life or death situation, they were able to get a new passport. >> you can see it. there it is. >> reporter: that brand new passport. the duty officer we ran into didn't want to talk to us on camera, but the story has a mice christmas ending. the duty officer told us he drove in from naapa on christmas eve and said he would hope others would do the same for him if he were in a similar situation. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >> thanks, grace. >>> the marks closed early but wall street had enough time to lose ground. the dow lost nearly 52 points. nasdaq fell 8. the s&pa hundred dropped almost 3-pointa. >>> the stores are busy with shoppers, but are they actually buying? according to the latest figures from shopper track, sells fell. shopper track now expects holiday spending to be up 2.5%. that's down from prior expectations
it was kind of embarrassing. >> i couldn't get a job in the field i wanted to. i figured i have to go to law school to get where i wanted to be. >> reporter: even with a higher degree it is still tough. bill song is still. >> college and he's worried about his future because his friends have been forced to take jobs they don't even want. >> all my friends have a hard time. all of my friends with high degrees working at mcdonalds or some places like that, the higher jobs are harder to get nowadays. >> reporter: with a low paying job it's harder for the college grads to pay back student loans. those bills are stacking up. >> one my friends bar tends and works at a restaurant just trying to pay off the lobes she got. >> reporter: maria has a 4-year- old and she's worried about what kind of world her daughter will face. >> it's really distressing. i got out of school in the early 90s. it was a tough market then, but not the way it is now. >> reporter: with all these college graduates in restaurants and retail shops, what about the people who don't have degrees? apparently they historically took
's tax rates are scheduled to go up by law. >> reporter: senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell returned to the senate floor, pledging to work through the weekend. >> we are engaged in discussions, the majority leader and myself and the white house, in hopes that we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation. >> we're gonna do the best we can for the caucuses we have and the country that's waiting for us to make a decision. >> reporter: democratic and republican leaders have agreed to extend jobless benefits and some tax increases. but the income threshold is not yet clear. the president and senate leaders are expressing optimism that they'll get the job done. but the president has a backup plan just in case. >> if an agreement isn't reached in time, between senator reid and senator mcconnell, then i will urge senator reid to bring to the floor a basic package for an up- or-down vote. >> reporter: that bare bones bill would preserve tax cuts for the middle class and extend unemployment benefits. it would also lay a foundation for a broader deal to come. danielle nottin
ruled it was inappropriate. the district insists that's an interpretation of a law it's appealing. >> would you hire these people for the oakland public schools? >> we would not hire them. we are under a different jurisdiction and different regulations. >>> the school district insists it has followed the guidelines; but after our reports, the district cut off the federal funds. the saint andrew and the fbi has stepped in to question a possible misuse of federal money. >>> an advisor to the u.s. was shot and killed by a police woman in kabul. officials in afghanistan say the police woman shot the advisor with a pistol as he emerge from a small shop near headquarters. the suspect arrested shortly afford. the advisor's identity has not yet been released, the latest in a rash of insider attacks by police officers against their foreign allies. >>> 4:50. >>> a senator from idaho is apologizing for being arrested over the weekend. >> and that is senator michael crepo. he was pulled over yesterday just outside of washington. police say he had run a red light. then he failed a field sobrie
an inconvenience. he was hoping to see his mother- in-law in germany before her open heart surgery. most gave up. but for a handful of people who had a life-or-death situation, they were able to get a new passport. >> you can see it. there it is. >> reporter: there are three passport agencies in california and our understanding is that only in san francisco did the few people get their pass ports today. the reason for that is that the duties of chose to come in on christmas eve. he drove in from napa to san francisco and he says he did it to help a few people out. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> tonight some people are feeling the pain of procrastination. last-minute shoppers are searching for bargains but finding the shelves bare. christin ayers on the million reasons why they waited. >> reporter: twas the night before christmas and all through the door, a slew of last-minute shoppers with excuses galore. >> this year just kind of snuck up on me. >> reporter: the customers were fighting over toys in the aisle. shelves bare and picked over to the chagrin of this child. >> there's nothing
app. torturing >>> a pair of uc berkeley law students facing charges in las vegas. they're accused of killing and torturing an exotic bird at the flamingo resort. justin and eric kuar, both 24, face felony and misdemeanor charges after they allegedly decapitated the bird in october. >>> an l.a. area pet is reunited with its owner after being dog napped. they got out of their owner's home through an open gate. a neighbor was able to grab the shepherd, but the pomeranian was too quick. >> before we could get to him, the guy grabbed him and put him in his car and took off. >> stacy says ten minutes later, she got a call from a blocked number. it was a man demanding money for the pooch. but he didn't specify an amount. the next day, the pomeranian was turned up at a nearby petco. employees say the man who left him wrote down a phone number which turned out to be her number. police are trying to track down the dognapper. >>> in the market for a new home? you might be in luck. a multimillion dollar mansion is up for auction. it does include this little deck. it's more than 5,000 square
that law enforcement here in pearl river county says were completely wiped out by this tornado on christmas day. at this particular home here in the mcneil area, this is what's left of the slab, this is what's left of the wall, and this is what's left of this family's life. and the damage trail extends half a mile on this property off highway 11, the front and back of this custom antebellum home gone but the homeowner says lives are more important. tell me how you feel when you look at your house. >> kind of bad but everybody's safe. and hey, the lord is on our side. we good to go. >> reporter: y'all were all home? >> yes. my wife and my daughter-in-law and two of the grandkids were there and my son and i were 100 yards on the other side over here. >> reporter: did you see it? >> yeah. we seen it happening kind of so... >> reporter: what do you do when you see a tornado coming towards your house? >> nothing. you just hope. hid our heads and hope for the best. but nope, everybody's good. >> reporter: for those who were inside the house, what did they experience? >> they said it was a lot
in state with a 30-day hold. >> he goes without a 30-day hold, and you're asking me to break the law, he says yes. >> i'm done doing that man's dirty work. >> reporter: following our investigation, the fbi along with various state and local authorities launched their own investigation. parsons has filed bankruptcy listing companies operating under 17 different names. court documents show he could owe as much as $500 million. although it is unlikely that those victims will be repaid. >> thank you. >>> coming up in our next half hour, the potential roadblock for some families hoping to adopt. orphans in one country will be off limits for adoption in the u.s. how critics say those children are victimized to make a political point. >> it is the busiest week of the season in the sierra but after two deadly avalanches this week, what's being done to keep steers safe. >> a tour of a piece of bay area property you could own if you have at least $25 million. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> now at 6:30, adoptions of some children abroad could come to a ha
in this country. bottom line is the president is the only one with a pen who can sign into law something and he ought to be very involved with making sure that he gets something that he will sign that will pass both a republican controlled house and a democrat controlled senate. >> senator, i mean there's been a lot of finger pointing and we've been hearing this for some time now and i think a lot of people are looking for some kind of a deal and some kind of agreement down there. there are, in fact, 535 of you down there. senator john manchin, the democrat of west virginia said something has gone wrong when the biggest threat to our american economy is the american congress. we know there's a recession many loo looming here if this doesn't get done. why isn't it getting done? >> and i agree with senator manchin. i would say to harry reid, bring a bill to the floor of the senate and let's start voting. quit trying to cut deals behind closed doors. get to the floor of the senate. let the american people see the discussion. but as your opening report said this morning on this sh
's anticorruption law that denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >> it's very tragic that these children are potentially going to fall victim to really the senseless politics. >> reporter: lauren koch with the national council for adoption says, with 700,000 russian orphans, the kids are the ones caught in the political web. >> most of them have been matched with children. they consider these children part of their families already. they have introduced, you know, them via pictures and other methods to their siblings here in the united states. and it's really heartbreaking. >> bring it over here so we can see it. >> reporter: a heartbreak that could become a reality for the fong family who can do nothing but wait, watch and hope. >> we're the fong family. we want to provide a home to just at least one boy from russia and, you know, we have a home, we have a lovely family, we're hoping that all this can move forward and this will be the last christmas he's alone. >> reporter: in reference to this ban, the u.s. state department s
to see his mother-in-law in germany before her open heart surgery. >> gg
intervene? >> reporter: jeff, federal law allows the president to intervene in a labor dispute if it's declared a national emergency. now, president george w. bush used that power in 2002 to end an 11-day lockout of dock workers on the west coast, a lockout that was deemed too damaging to the economy. >> glor: anna werner, thank you. that massive winter storm that impacted two-thirds of the country is dumping snow on maine tonight. the same system spawned tornadoes in the south and blizzards in the midwest. it is blamed for 16 deaths in the past three days. wales, new york, got 15 inches of snow; goreville, illinois, 14 inches; elletsville, indiana, 13. more than 600 flights were canceled today. a major airline is hiring, you might be surprised who is applying for work; and a volcano erupts, but some who live nearby refuse to evacuate-- when the "cbs evening news" continues. [ woman ] dear cat, your hair mixes with pollen and dust. i get congested. but now, with zyrtec-d®, i have the proven allergy relief of zyrtec®, plus a powerful decongestant. zyrtec-d® lets me breath freer, so
: but would you be in favor of changing some laws, like, for example, banning these assault weapons? >> i would love to see what comes out of the committee. i think with vice president biden putting together a holistic approach to the challenges we face as a nation, looking at the opportunity we have to seriously address all the issues from mental illness to other issues, understanding what happened and why. after we have those answers we'll be in a much better position to decide the path forward. >> schieffer: let's talk a little bit about the fiscal cliff. you know, the speaker took a deal to the president, and then took it to his own caucus, and he didn't have the votes. he couldn't deliver the votes to guarantee his own proposal. what happens now? >> well, i think it's important for us to note that the house has acted already. the house, we've passed sequestration on four occasion. we've extend all the tax cuts and now we wait for a response from the other side. we stand prepared to be here in washington whenever the president or the senate has a proposal that we can take and act on.
. it cannot reasonably ignore the law, and misapplying. so it is now preparing to send out a variety of notices to federal contractors, the contract is suspended or canceled. or to tell various agency the-- the t.s.a., f.a.a., all through the federal government, lay people off, this is real, because they seaport negotiations are not getting anywhere near a deal and they have to prepare for the cutting side of the fiscal cliff, not just the taxes. >> o'donnell: and, nancy, if there is no deal, what happens next on monday? >> reporter: essentially we move to plan b, where senates democrat introduce their own plan in the senate that caps the bush tax cuts ap at $250,000 or less, extends long-term unemployment benefits, maybe imposing spending cuts to push off the sequester for six months or a year and we see if the republicans allow a straight up-or-down votes that only requires 50 senators to vote yes or if we have to go to a 60-vote threshold. democrats think they can get the seven republicans they need-- they think they might be able to get up to 10 who have signaled they could go al
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